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A Shannon Airport based maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) business has supported plans to train 2,000 national and global aircraft maintenance technicians and engineers in Shannon within the subsequent ten decades.

The programme is a two-year traineeship comprising 9 months concept in the classroom, 3 months’ workshop followed by approximately 12 months practical training and experience.

Originally founded in 1962, Atlantic Aviation Group (AAG) Group is one of Europe’s top independent Aviation service providers. The company employs 250 staff at its two Shannon facilities. In addition to providing comprehensive Training and Aircraft Maintenance (MRO) solutions, Atlantic Aviation Group encourages its customers with a broad array of technical and engineering services.

Photo: &duplicate; Pat Flynn 2017

Previously Transaero Engineering Ireland, the company was acquired in April 2015 by Mayo guy Patrick Jordan that has overseen considerable change and growth within the past three decades.

Atlantic Aviation Institute Director Caoimhe O’Donnell said: &ldquo ;We’re thrilled that this endorsement will enable us to push ahead with our ambitious aims to train the next generation of Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Technicians. We’ll be partnering with aircraft maintenance companies at home and overseas to offer placements and job opportunities to pupils during a period once the aviation sector is forecasting a worldwide deficit of over 600,000 maintenance engineers during the next 10 decades. ”

The company has an extensive and distinguished record of training world class Aircraft Maintenance Engineers with all the 2013 and 2015 WorldSkills champions in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering having served their training with the company.

Atlantic Aviation Group CEO Shane O’Neill said: “Obtaining this approval is an important part of our development strategy, not just for the Institute but to get the overall Group. The calibre and quality of our trainees was consistently recognised by the WorldSkills competitors and our customers through the years. We’re excited about the prospect of offering world class instruction to our students in this fast developing and exciting industry. “

Enrolment for your EASA Part 66 Cat A1 traineeship for nationwide and global students will happen within the forthcoming weeks and months.

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